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Sullivan Fire Road

Intermediate
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If you are looking for uphill (or downhill) running with a view, this is for you!


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5.8

Miles

9.4

KM

93%

Runnable

1,889' 576 m

High

579' 177 m

Low

1,409' 429 m

Up

99' 30 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

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Open from 7AM - 9PM.

Runner Notes

This road is very sandy and is littered with rocks. Be on the lookout for mountain bikers flying down the hill. Additionally, there will be cars traveling to and from Camp Josepho during the first section of the trail.

Description

From the 405, take the Sunset Blvd. exit and head west. After about 3 miles look for Capri Dr. and turn right. Continue all the way to the end of Capri Dr. and start look for parking. Go down to Casale Rd. and you'll see the Sullivan Fireroad on your right

From the trailhead, it will take you on an ascending paved road. Be wary of cars traveling to and from Camp Josepho. In about 2.5 miles, there will be a road split. Go down to Camp Josepho on your left, stay right and continue up the Sullivan Fire Road, which is now a dirt road.

After another 3 miles of uphill travel, you'll see a yellow gate and the mid-way point on Mulholland Drive. Enjoy the view of Santa Monica and Pacific to the south, as well as Mulholland and the San Fernando Valley to the north.

Take the same route back and enjoy the downhill run!

Flora & Fauna

Poison Oaks!

Contacts

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Swire Ho

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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in Santa Monica

#9028

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#1

in Santa Monica

#875

in California

#9,028

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Photos

Long and hilly dirt road waiting for you on the Sullivan Fire Road
Sep 23, 2015 near Topanga, CA
Murphy Stairs (not pictured, more stairs)
Feb 12, 2018 near Santa M…, CA
This is the what is used to be the main entrance of the Murphy Ranch.
Jun 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
Looking up along Sullivan Fire Road.
Jul 27, 2017 near Topanga, CA
Trailhead
Jun 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA
It was a water tank back in 1930s.
Jun 20, 2015 near Santa M…, CA

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